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Police Logs

Monday, March 21, 2011

Michael L. Boyer, 43, of Bloomsburg, was arrested by state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks after a traffic stop Friday at 2:58 a.m. at the intersection of Route 61 and Nicholls Street in Pottsville.

Police said he was observed committing a traffic violation and after police stopped him they learned he was under the influence of alcohol.

Monday, March 21, 2011

A badly decomposed body was found in a wooded area off Interstate 81, near SR61, in Ryan Township, Schuylkill County, on Saturday, March 19. State police at Frackville said the discovery was made about 12:25 p.m. near the Schuylkill Mall.

The severely decomposed body was located within the clover leaf entrance to I-81 southbound. Troopers said it is a male.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 874-5300.

Monday, March 21, 2011

A shotgun was reported stolen in a Monroe County burglary.

State police at Fern Ridge said the residences of Chester Strucker, Glendale, N.Y., and located at 1052 Bartonsville Woods Road, in Jackson Township, was entered sometime between Nov. 23, 2010, and March 15. Strucker said his .410 shotgun was removed.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Holman Mark II, 23, of Tobyhanna, has been arrested by Pocono Mountain Regional Police for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police said the arrest stems from an accident they responded to on March 9 at 2:51 a.m. on Route 61 in Mount Pocono.

Police said he was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe that was involved in the accident. Upon arrival, police found the vehicle on the sidewalk and identified Mark as the driver.

Monday, March 21, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported investigating several theft incidents in recent days.

John Charles Falco, 55, of 13 Cornell Ave., Palmerton, Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, reported someone took about $150 from a jar from his unlocked home. The theft occurred sometime between 2:10 and 6 p.m. on Friday, March 18.

Ronald F. Gilbert, 72, of 120 Whispering Wood Drive, Palmerton, reported someone stole a red in color 10-inch Western brand snowplow and three sections of galvanized drain pipe from his property. The theft occurred sometime between March 13-19.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Justin Franks, 23, of Tobyhanna, was taken into custody on March 17 at 10 a.m. by Pocono Mountain Regional Police after they learned the man was wanted on a bench warrant.

The apprehension took place at 5109 Belvidere Road, Tobyhanna, after which time the man was committed to the Monroe County Correctional Facility, Snydersville.

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Monroe County driver is facing charges in Nesquehoning.

On March 13 officer Brian White was dispatched to a auto accident in the 100 block of E. Catawissa St., a vehicle into a pole. White was also told that the driver was leaving the scene.

The driver was later identified as William J. Chuma, of HC62, Box 298, Long Pond. Lansford police found the vehicle in their borough and reported it to White.

White charged Chuma with immediate notice of accident to police and duty to give information and render aid.

Monday, March 21, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating the following theft incidents at Schuylkill County locations.

Troopers said Robert Darwin Jones III, of Tower City, reported his 1988 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck was entered while parked on the side of Pine Lanes, in Pine Grove Township. The driver side window was smashed to gain entry and removed as a tachometer. The incident occurred sometime between March 12-17, troopers said.

Monday, March 21, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating a criminal mischief incident that occurred in Carbon County.

Leroy Daniel Escort, 46, of 220 White St., Weissport, reported someone smashed the windhsield on his vehicle while parked near his home. The incident was reported on Sunday, March 20.

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Lansford driver was cited by Nesquehoning police following ain incident that occurred on March 5.

Police Chief Sean Smith received a report of a suspicious person and vehicle in the 300 block of W. Catawissa St. Upon arrival Smith identified the person as Danny Kelly, of 34 Cortwright St., who was driving a1984 Chevrolet pickup truck.

Smith said the plate on the vehicle was suspended for insurance cancellation. Smith charged Kelly with suspended registration plate and opeartion following suspension of registration.